[Svetlo]Greg Mort's Support of IDA (fwd)

Jan Hollan
Thu, 14 Mar 2002 20:17:07 +0100 (CET)

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Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 12:20:34 EST
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Subject: Greg Mort's Support of IDA 

To the Astronomical League Executive Council
To all IDA Sections and Affiliates,

We would like to thank you for your support and to tell you about an exciting 
opportunity to help eliminate the problem of light pollution and preserve our 
nighttime environment.   

Greg Mort donated several of his limited edition lithographs of a painting 
named "Stream of Stars" to IDA.   Greg Mort is one of America's preeminent 
Earth/Space artists.  His watercolor, oil, and pastel paintings are included 
in some of the most notable collections around the world such as the 
Smithsonian Institution.  Carl Sagan once selected one of Greg's paintings as 
an illustration in the book, "Pale Blue Dot."  

Greg's world-renowned artwork, "Stream of Stars," captures the infinite 
beauty of our night skies as they meet the natural wonders of seashells on 
our home planet.  

An auction for these prints will run on e-Bay from March 15 (after 5 pm USA 
EST) to March 25.  Once posted by e-Bay, the artwork can be viewed and bids 
placed by visiting www.ebay.com, then use the "What are you looking for" box 
to search for "Greg Mort." The funds raised by this auction will help IDA 
preserve and protect our nighttime environment.  

Please let your members know about this auction, and disseminate this notice 
to your memberships and listservers.  

We would like to thank you for the time you have invested in recognizing the 
cause of International Dark-Sky Association.  We appreciate your support.

Dave Crawford
IDA Executive Director 

Bob Gent
Vice-President, Astronomical League 
IDA European Liaison Officer